Adam

Adam

Improvisor

Adam has loved comedy but it’s improv that makes him happiest. He avoided trying it for many years for fear he’d be as funny as a house fire. Or Mrs Brown’s boys. He now says that there’s nothing like improv to feel a connection with the audience and the players on stage. If you come to a show and would like an autograph please let him know – he has a great one of Noel Edmonds somewhere.

Ben

Ben

Improvisor

Ben fell in love with improv comedy after completing courses with Discount Comedy Checkout in Leeds in 2016. In a former life he spent a decade as a grubby tabloid journalist in Scotland before moving to Bradford – he hasn’t washed since. When not performing he enjoys watching professional wrestling, making bad puns, being tall and drinking dark beer.

Chris

Chris

Improvisor

Chris developed his love of improvisation by going to New York for an intensive improv training session with Second City and visiting all the Ghostbusters filming locations. Following a cheap bottle of plonk and a one night improv graduation show he thought he should really do the honourable thing and perform improv all the time.

Josh

Josh

Improvisor

Josh accidentally discovered improv when he was looking for a cheap date night, and after a few months he thought that he could do that, so he did. The Bradfordian Blonde is a former pro wrestler and roller derby skater, turned commentator for Leeds Roller Derby. When not grooming his beard he spends his time reading, cycling and maining Zenyatta in Overwatch. He's also a proud recipient of the Boys Brigade Gold Badge.

Justin

Justin

Improvisor

Justin originally started doing stand-up, but fell in love with improv a few years ago. He loves a good pun - he thinks they are punderful! When not playing around with his improv team mates, he enjoys playing around with robots and does software and technology to keep him off the streets.

Mandy

Mandy

Improvisor

After great public demand Mandy has rejoined the world of performing, and for the past two years has been forcing people to watch her do stand-up comedy. She has been doing the same with STI for the past year. She lives in the spa-riddled town of Harrogate with her grown up children who refuse to leave home.

Noel

Noel

Improvisor

Noel describes his favourite thing in the whole world as 'punching badgers'. He is a complex chap, who works on many levels. Chocolate bourbons are his favourite biscuit, like him they are dark and have hidden layers. His hobbies include breathing and his dream job is pillow tester. He spends his time working as a TV editor, and avoiding politics.

Terri

Terri

Improvisor

Terri is a talented lady of many and varied skills including DIY, prop-making, scenery painting and shark fighting, to name but a few. She has a passion for improvisation comedy and loves to get up there and give it some gusto! Recently a love of the great outdoors gave her the perfect opportunity to put all her skills to the test when she built a brand new tree house to live in.

Testimonials

Here are some people who have had nice things to say about STI:

STI are one of Leeds’ premier improv troops. Their members are witty and engaging and provide a ton of laughs.

STI are new on the improv scene, but I’ve seen a shedload of their shows, and they’re always really inventive, wonderfully funny, and not afraid to innovate.

The continued creativity of STI ensures repeated visits never disappoint, it’s always an amazing show and kudos should be given as it’s well deserved!